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Author Oyunsky, P. A

Title Olonkho : Nurgun Botur the Swift
Published Folkestone, United Kingdom : Renaissance Books, 2013
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Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface to the English Edition by Vasily Ivanov -- Foreword by Anna Dybo -- Olonkho � The Ancient Yakut Epic by Innokenty Pukhov -- Translating the Olonkho by Alina Nakhodkina -- Acknowledgements -- Select Glossary and Commentaries by Alina Nakhodkina -- Map of Sakha (Yakutia) and Autonomous Areas of Russia -- List of Translators and Editors -- Introduction -- Song l -- Song 2 -- Song 3 -- Song 4 -- Song 5 -- Song 6 -- Song 7 -- Song 8 -- Song 9 -- Back cover
Summary Olonkho is the general name for the entire Yakut heroic epic that consists of many long legends - one of the longest being 'Nurgun Botur the Swift' consisting of some 36,000 lines of verse, published here. Like Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, the Finnish Kalevala, the Buryat Geser, and the Kirghiz Manas, the Yakut Olonkho is an epic of a very ancient origin dating back to the period - possibly as early as the eighth or ninth centuries - when the ancestors of the present-day Yakut peoples lived on their former homeland and closely communicated with the Turkic and Mongolian peoples living in the Alta
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Subject Epic poetry, Yakut -- Translations into English
Epic poetry, Yakut.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
Genre/Form Translations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1898823375
9781898823377